Radio Frequency connectors, commonly referred to as RF cables, are often used with coaxial cables to submit radio signals. Often used in trans-communication applications, they are also used for many other industries. They are designed to be durable, tear-resistant, and have a wide range of functions.
RF Cables are also used in wireless applications and are relatively low-loss. They are easily identified when compared to other coaxial cables due to the connector on each end that features a single-threaded piece of metal.
Our Custom RF Cable Solution
Oftentimes, RF cables are used in military applications and need to meet special requirements. Allied Wire and Cable was approached by the military to design a custom RF cable for an application that was used to help soldiers detect IEDs.
In this application, the RF cable would run from a device encased in the soldiers’ helmets and then down through their uniforms. Since the RF cable was getting worn by soldiers in demanding environments, it needed to be small, lightweight, and flexible, as well as abrasion and moisture resistant. Not only did this cable use radio frequency connectors, but signal and data cables also needed to be included in the custom composite construction.
An Allied Wire and Cable sales representative worked closely with military engineers to make this custom RF cable. Since the cable needed to be small to remain hidden in a soldier’s uniform and tough enough to withstand the challenge of its environment, it was clear only a custom cable would work.
If you are working with a challenging application, and stock cable will not get the job done, visit our Custom Cable Design Center or call one of our custom cable experts at 800-472-4655 and let us know how we can meet your requirements.